Who Sang A Beginning Song? The Decemberists

The Decemberists What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Colin Meloy
Release Date: 2015-1-19
length: 5:23
producer: Tucker Martine and The Decemberists
lead vocals: Colin Meloy
mixer: Tucker Martine
recording engineer: Tucker Martine
background vocals: Rachel Flotard
Lyrics
Let's commence to coordinate our signs
Get them square to rights
Get them square to rights
Condescend the calmest riot in your mind
Find yourself in time
Find yourself in time

I am waiting, should I be waiting?
And I am wanting, should I be wanting?
And all around me, all around me

Document the world inside your skin
The tenure of your shits
The temper of your lips
Now commence to carry each brick apart
To center on your heart
Starting with your heart right heart

I am waiting, should I be waiting?
And I am wanting, should I be wanting?
And all around me, all around me
All around me, all around me
All around me

I am waiting, should I be waiting?
I am wanting, should I be wanting?
I am hopeful, should I be hopeful, all around me
All around me

It's the sunlight, it's the shadows
It's the quiet, it's the word
It's the beating heart
It's the ocean, it's the boy
It's you, my sweet love
Oh, my love
And the light, bright light
And the light, bright light
Bright light, bright light
It's all around me
It's all around me
It's all around me
It's all around me
It's all around me

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Singer Addresses His Audience
  • 2 Cavalry Captain
  • 3 Philomena
  • 4 Make You Better
  • 5 Lake Song
  • 6 Till the Water’s All Long Gone
  • 7 The Wrong Year
  • 8 Carolina Low
  • 9 Better Not Wake the Baby
  • 10 Anti‐Summersong
  • 11 Easy Come, Easy Go
  • 12 Mistral
  • 13 12/17/12
  • 14 A Beginning Song

  • Release information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 883870075626
    script: Latin